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Hong Lian Hua {RED LOTUS}

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Hong Lian Hua {RED LOTUS}
Xinhui Pei, Shubin Liu, Xiaomei Sun,Rujie Xin,Hailiang Tian, Baili Guan, Zhan Zhao, Libo Wang, Guohong Mei, and Miao Yu

Received January 08, 2022. Seedling number SY-2019-02. Parentage: Paeonia Lactiflora open pollinated. First bloomed in 2019, first propagated in 2020. SINGLE, red, usually 1 per stem but may have 2, size 5½ inches diameter (14 cm). Generally 2 rows of petals (13 petals), outer row more or less flat, notched at center. Inner row more cupped. Prominent boss of pollen-bearing stamens, filaments yellow. Average of 4 carpels, pink, smooth. Stigmas pink with normal anatomy. Fertile both ways. Staminodal disc well-developed, yellowish-green. Midseason bloom period. Fragrance. Foliage burgundy on emergence from ground, stems and leaf petioles retain reddish hues to flowering. Foliage green at maturity. Upright growth to 26 inches (65 cm), mechanical support not needed. Named for the resemblance of the flower’s petal structure to that of a lotus, with the boss of stamens sitting in for the developing seed pod.

Reference: 2022-DIR:XX